Catering Guides and News

It's farmers market season, and I made it all the way down to South Shore Farmers Market a couple of weeks ago. It's great to see so many other small business owners in one place - from jam to cheese to bakery and coffee - I can't get enough. On...

I can't resist breaking the grill out any night possible in the summer! Luckily we beat the rain last night and got this feast on the table. This recipe is an effort to keep it a little bit healthy, and 100% delicious! Here is our Recipe for Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Salad! 1...

I absolutely love the resurgence of local, independent businesses on North Avenue in Wauwatosa. I'm honored to have a shop here, and feel like it's a community that supports one another and helps one another succeed. My block has a number of great stores, and today I'd like to highlight Cosmos...

Since we're smack in the middle of grilling season, I thought I'd share the recipe for one of my favorite ways to make a burger. Recently, I was lucky enough to get some fresh, organic beef from a farmer out of Westby, WI (you should check out her funny farm stories...

I happened to be in the third ward for a meeting last week, and had a chance to stop in to fellow Local First member Kasana for lunch. I was excited to see the new space, located on Broadway directly below Shoo, and to try their new menu! Although there are...

A while back, I had seen a brand of spiced pecans featured in my Martha Stewart Living magazine. I am a lover of well designed packaging, so anytime I see something that is aesthetically pleasing and is in a product category I like, I make sure to put it in...

Do you think that because we live in a climate where winter can be so harsh, we appreciate summer that much more? I am sure loving the weather, and dedicated to spending as much time outdoors as possible! Which means the less time I spend on dinner, and the more...

In an effort to eat a little better, support local business, and stretch our cooking creativity, Mrs. TG and I signed up to try an organic produce delivery service called Brewers Organics. Our first box shipped last week, and here's how the experience went: It was easy to sign up for...

The Grand Prix is coming! This is such a fun event y'all. You really need to be there. The East Tosa Grand Prix is the final event of the Tour of America's Dairyland and it runs all day on Sunday, June 29 between 69th and 72nd streets on North Ave. Tall Guy...

One of my local brand idols is Outpost Natural Foods Coop. This is a Milwaukee company that just keeps growing (congratulations to them on opening their new store in Mequon last month!) yet continues to stick to their values which include supporting and advocating for independent, local businesses. I am...

It's been great fun to get to know all of our friends in the neighborhood this year by serving Bed Head Brunch every Sunday. We appreciate your business! This Sunday, June 22 will be the last installment of Bed Head Brunch. We'll be open from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. serving your favorites: biscuits...

When Mrs. Tall Guy and I started working out with our personal trainer, Karen at Push Functional Fitness, a few months ago, we didn't expect to get cooking advice thrown in on the side. But here we are, following her blog, drooling over the healthy, fresh meals and snacks she creates,...

With our busy life, often we don't have time to make a good breakfast. This recipe is easy and let's us cook once and eat leftovers throughout the week. You can spice it up, or tone it down depending upon what type of sausage you use - I especially like the...

This week I was lucky enough to have a lunch meeting at Zak's Cafe in the Walker's Point neighborhood of Milwaukee (231 S. 2nd St., Milwaukee). This is a gem of a place, with wonderful, fresh food, breakfast until 3:00 p.m. every day, an easygoing, comfortable atmosphere and friendly staff. Zak's...